Distribution and insertion numbers of transposable elements in species of the Drosophila saltans group

Juliana P. de Castro, Nathalia de Setta, Claudia Marcia A. Carareto
2006 Genetics and Molecular Biology  
Information about the distribution and insertion numbers of many transposable elements is restricted to few species of Drosophila, although these elements are widely distributed throughout the genus. The aim of this work was to describe the distribution and insertion numbers of four retrotransposons (copia, gypsy, micropia, I) and four transposons (hobo, mariner, Minos and Bari-1) in the saltans group of Drosophila. Our data shows that, except for mariner, all the other elements are widespread
more » ... ithin the saltans group and show variable insertion numbers of up to 24 copies.
doi:10.1590/s1415-47572006000200029 fatcat:5jnccm7gpfdnnfzeuj57n3jusm